Building a Fire Pit6:00 AM
Sometimes an idea seems like it is a little easier
than it actually is...
This is our yard before...
The muddy corner where nothing will grow because it is all shade and our two dogs run through it all day.
Meet the culprits:
Kirby & Kody
Clearly something had to be done!
Mark off the space and lay a border...
Decide where you want to put the fire pit.
We used Nicolock Pavers. A circle will require 15 stones.
We started with the first layer, working diligently to make it level...
Then we added the next 3 levels, using construction adhesive to glue down each block to the layer below.
Note: these blocks are heavy!
Spray weed killer and cover the ground with a black weed barrier...
I did this part... check out the pink work gloves...
Start hauling wheelbarrow-full after wheelbarrow-full of pea gravel from the front driveway to the back yard.
I did not do this part!
Some where about now we were thinking about calling in some help...
As you can see I was all about the decorating...
I was putting out the pots as fast as Jim could get down the gravel...
After all, someone needed to be the "idea guy"...
The yard was turning out great!
This is the back gate to our friends house...
Sit down and relax!
Check out the cool ladder!
Ready for the cover? I also built a stylish coverfor the fire pit that worked as a coffee table too!
And though it wasn't an easy job by any means...Together we got it done!
(and then we went out to dinner because we were too tired to cook!)
Notice the sweaty heart on his shirt?
He worked really hard to make my idea come true!
3 yards of pea gravel
60 Paving stones
4 rolls of weed block